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Scandals in Guatemala, Honduras threaten to further destabilize region
Scandals in Guatemala, Honduras threaten to further destabilize region

Two Central American presidents, both favored allies of the U.S., are facing corruption scandals threatening to undermine their governments and further erode stability in the volatile region that is a principal source for illegal immigration to the United States. Large protest marches over the weekend have illustrated the precarious status of Presidents Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras and Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala. In Guatemala City, that country's capital, all types of demonstrators, from dissidents to elite businessmen, filled the main square in anger. In the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, the mostly leftist opposition staged a dramatic torchlight procession. The common...

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